NOTICE OF HEARING

DOCKET NO. G2014-04

Proposed Amendments to 211 CMR 65.00
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE  

            Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter (“Chapter”) 30A and the authority granted to the Commissioner of Insurance under Chapter 176U, a hearing will be held at the offices of the Division of Insurance (“Division”), 1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA  02118-6200 on August 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  The purpose of this hearing is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to provide oral and/or written comment regarding the proposed amendments to 211 CMR 65.00 pdf format of 211 CMR 65.00 - LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE , LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE. The proposed amendments to 211 CMR 65.00 set new standards for long-term care insurance policies, rate setting and cost controls and creates various consumer protections.  Chapter 176U requires that the Commissioner of Insurance revise the existing regulatory framework to incorporate certain provisions of the long term care insurance model regulation that has been put out by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. 

The proceedings concerning the promulgation of amendments to 211 CMR 65.00 shall be designated as Docket No. G2014-04.  Any person who wishes to provide oral comment concerning this regulation must file a Notice of Intent to Comment with the Docket Clerk no later than 4:00PM on July 31, 2014.  Persons wishing to submit written comments may do so until the record of the hearing is closed.  All submissions must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA  02118-6200, or by electronic mail to doidocket.mailbox@state.ma.us and must refer to Docket No. G2014-0  in the subject line.  Persons who do not file a Notice of Intent to Comment will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance of the hearing. 

A copy of the regulation with proposed amendments is available from the Division and also is posted on its website at: www.mass.gov/doi

 

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                                                                                    Joseph G. Murphy

Dated:  July 3, 2014                                                      Commissioner of Insurance